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Raw beef fat
« on: January 30, 2013, 06:21:08 am »
Hey everyone. I've been ordering raw beef fat from Miller's Organic Farm. But it's been getting less and less enjoyable. Originally I got big chuncks of yellow fat, that was soft and chewy. But the last order I got was completely red on the outside. And looked gross.

http://www.myhealthyfoodclub.com/Raw-beef-fat-per-lb_p_455.html

I found a new source for GF beef fat. And this one isn't suet. It's just fat trimmings from muscle meat.

http://whiteoakpastures.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=117&zenid=d560b6ca83b4b7ab3d21957c61d77f61

It's cheaper, and I definitely prefer the trimmings from suet.

The problem is I can't get it unfrozen. Does anyone think it would be a problem to defrost it. Then cut it into smaller pieces and refreeze it?
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Re: Raw beef fat
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 06:26:31 am »
Same question applies to liver, kidney and heart.

http://whiteoakpastures.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=69

http://whiteoakpastures.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=70

http://whiteoakpastures.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=68

Those prices are wayyyy better than miller's. So can I defrost those organs, then refreeze them?

Millers - Heart $8.50/lb ----- WOP - $9.23/2.5lb
Millers - Kidney $6.50/lb -----WOP $9.23/2.5lb
Millers - Liver $7.50/lb ------- WOP $9.23/2.5 lbs
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Re: Raw beef fat
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 07:31:53 am »
ive defrosted liver and refroze it, its fine as long as you cut it while its still pretty frozen, this is actually easier as raw liver is super slipper.  i am sure the same goes for the other meats, just make sure when you freeze them there is very little air between whatever you freeze it in and the meat.  i am sure fat is even more suited for this treatment, i just read an article about lard washing ashore from 100's of years ago and maintaining its integrity while buried at sea:)

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Re: Raw beef fat
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 09:00:18 am »
Just keep fat in the fridge, you don't need to freeze it. Fat is very hardy, you could freeze and unfreeze as much as you like, but I wouldn't like that as it would be all frosty.

Organs are best frozen though, unfreezing them, cutting them up and freezing them again once is fine.

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Re: Raw beef fat
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 09:55:43 am »
I'm pretty sure the fat isn't as good right now from Miller's because they don't grassfeed in the winter.

This is why I wish there was a truly grassfed farm in a warmer part of the US.  Slanker's doesn't interest me, because they can't grassfeed during the Texas droughts.

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Re: Raw beef fat
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 01:08:13 pm »
I'm pretty sure the fat isn't as good right now from Miller's because they don't grassfeed in the winter.

This is why I wish there was a truly grassfed farm in a warmer part of the US.  Slanker's doesn't interest me, because they can't grassfeed during the Texas droughts.

Agreed. I contacted White Oaks Pastures and they told me they grass feed during the winter with seasonal grassed that keep growing, and they supplement with a little hay.

Just keep fat in the fridge, you don't need to freeze it. Fat is very hardy, you could freeze and unfreeze as much as you like, but I wouldn't like that as it would be all frosty.

The fat gets real smelly. I used to keep Miller's fat in multiple mason jars for over a week in the fridge and they'd stink. My dad's really against stinky foods, and personally I don't like them.
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Re: Raw beef fat
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 04:15:19 am »
New question.

Can you eat to many organs? Can you eat to much brain? Liver? Kidney? Heart?

I ask because I was looking up the nutrition analysis of each because I'd like to eat A LOT of these organs since they're so cheap. But I can't help but feel I'd get vitamin/mineral toxicity if I did that. For example 4 oz of kidney has like 300% selenium. Liver 1,000% vitamin a. Brain 1,200% cholesterol.

I ate 5.6 oz of brain monday. Wednesday (today) I ate another 4. I had the shits later in the afternoon. Is it unrelated to the cholesterol? i also had bits of what looked like brain in my stool.

I know I've seen posts from TylerDurden saying when he eats to much of, for example, liver. He poops it out and doesn't absorb it to prevent toxicity.

I like to think to much of anything is bad. Variety is important.

Your opinions?
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Re: Raw beef fat
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 03:54:59 pm »
I like to think to much of anything is bad. Variety is important.
Your opinions?
Of course! I’ve repeated it several times in different ways over the years on this forum. That’s why the instinctive control is crucial, otherwise you can’t know how much of a particular foodstuff you personally and currently need.

With unprocessed raw paleo foods, this adjustment is very precise.
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Re: Raw beef fat
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2013, 06:47:35 pm »
I have cut right down on liver now after seeing that my blood ferritin was 332 ug/l. I was eating like 300-500g or so almost every day for a while, because it's cheap and had nothing else at the time.

Nowadays I'm eating a lot of heart. I ate about 4 kilos in 5days. I should probably give heart a break for a while too because I'm bound to be overdosing on something that it contains. Havn't had kidney in ages...

I think plain old muscle meat is more important than we realize, even if it's just to prevent overdosing on certain vits and minerals that are concentrated in organ-meat that we would otherwise be eating.

Today I'm picking up 10 kg of muscle meat from konik horse and highland cattle.  8)
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Re: Raw beef fat
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2013, 09:52:31 pm »
I have cut right down on liver now after seeing that my blood ferritin was 332 ug/l. I was eating like 300-500g or so almost every day for a while, because it's cheap and had nothing else at the time.

Woah. Isn't 300-500 g like 10-17 oz? And u were eating that per day?

Also, isn't 332 ug/l in the healthy range?

"For men, levels between 24 and 336 nanograms per milliliter are normal"

http://www.livestrong.com/article/396880-healthy-ferritin-levels/

I'm worried that eating to much beef is bad. Doesn't beef have TONS of iron? I'd be eating beef organs, some beef muscle meat, some lamb, buffalo and salmon.

For organs, maybe I can change between lamb and beef organs.
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Re: Raw beef fat
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2013, 12:29:41 am »
Of course! I’ve repeated it several times in different ways over the years on this forum. That’s why the instinctive control is crucial, otherwise you can’t know how much of a particular foodstuff you personally and currently need.

With unprocessed raw paleo foods, this adjustment is very precise.


variety and moderation!  i think you will know when you have had to much, if you even think for a moment, man i am eating too much......back off it for a meal, a day, a week.  see how it tastes after that or if you even think about eating it in that time.  refine your instincts!  for organ meats, i get a distinct STOP, especially liver.  actually with red meats in general, i take long periods away from eating red meat. 

i know when i wasnt absorbing food as well i would eat up to a pound of liver a day plus red muscle meat for weeks.  i think there are enough competing nutrients, and also that the body doesnt necessarily store up every thing you digest, as to not worry too bad about it as long as it still tastes appealing and you are feeling well.

remember that as the body heals the diet is constantly shifting.  it will change how it reacts to foods as deficiencies become less dramatic, digestion and absorption should become consistently easier, energy and nutrition from foods should feel more readily available.  i think there is a bit of personal refinement!  and have found all of the above to be true during my years experimenting with this way of eating.

one thing that did help that isnt exactly instinctual was to log all my meals into "fitday.com" just to check out my overall nutrient profile.  i definitely saw where i was getting a lot more protein then i need and that i could up my fat and lower my intake of everything else (carbs going waywayway down, under 50g if i can) and still have as much energy, if not more.  i dont think i ever realized just how much protein is in muscle meats and how large my servings actually were.

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Re: Raw beef fat
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2013, 11:49:44 am »
Thanks for the links  ;D

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Re: Raw beef fat
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2013, 03:22:18 am »
Speaking of raw beef fat. I just got an order from White Oak Pastures. Their raw beef fat is nothing like Miller's.

The beef fat from WOP melts in my hand, literally I touch it and it starts melting. If I left it out of the fridge for to long it would melt. Signifying more polyunsaturated fat.

Miller's fat is typically very hard, and doesn't melt when I touch it. The WOP fat if I pressed on it it would budge.

Overall satisfied.
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Re: Raw beef fat
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2013, 05:09:26 am »
I just ate some of the WOP beef fat. It was incredible.

I had it with 4 oz salmon and 4 oz liver. I finished the beef fat first, salmon second, and saved some of the liver for later. I didn't need any water to get the fat down. It was great.
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Re: Raw beef fat
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2013, 07:42:54 am »
Is there a special way of eating the raw beef fat? I have tried bigger portions of it right off the meat and it tasted kind of funny. It wasn't as delicious as the actual meat? Is there some kind of process you do to it or is it just an acquired taste that comes with time?

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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2013, 08:15:13 am »
Raw fat from a fatty meat, ie. beef chuck roast or lamb shoulder tastes great to me.

Fat trimmings, depending on the source, can be either really tasty and great or really bad.

The worst fats I've gotten have been chalky in texture. Left chalky residue when I'd cut it. And I didn't enjoy eating. I believe it was suet.

The best fat I've ever had was claimed to be trimmings from the muscle meats. It melted when I touched it or left it out at room temperature. Was chewy like fat from fatty cuts of meat. And was really good.

You'll have to experiment with fat from various sources to see which one you like best.
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Re: Raw beef fat
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2013, 09:05:04 am »
Yeah the one I just tried the other day was very chalky. I'll have to look for better sources.

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Re: Raw beef fat
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2013, 09:16:05 am »
Yeah the one I just tried the other day was very chalky. I'll have to look for better sources.

Check with the sources you already have if they have fat from the muscles. I THINK that's the best fat.

If that doesn't work then keep looking. But make sure you specifically ask for the fat from the muscle meat, not what covers the organs.
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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2013, 08:05:19 am »
Is there a special way of eating the raw beef fat? I have tried bigger portions of it right off the meat and it tasted kind of funny. It wasn't as delicious as the actual meat? Is there some kind of process you do to it or is it just an acquired taste that comes with time?

The process is called rendering, and purpose of that is to be rid of the indigestible connective tissue which might be what you are tasting. The EFAs are unchanged if you keep heat below 300F.

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Re: Raw beef fat
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2013, 09:56:30 am »
The process is called rendering, and purpose of that is to be rid of the indigestible connective tissue which might be what you are tasting. The EFAs are unchanged if you keep heat below 300F.


Dude, you're going to need to show some studies if you want to keep claiming that. Otherwise, we're just going to delete your posts. 

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« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2013, 12:43:26 pm »
I find a seasonal difference in the flavor of backfat from beef and lamb. Summer/fall fat is insanely good. Winter fat is so-so. I just chew it and let the fat soften up in my mouth. Then I swallow the wad that's left over. I buy my meat untrimmed, so the fat is on the meat. In addition, I buy the trimmings from a friendly butcher. I find that refrigeration is optional - nothing bad happens to fat the I leave at room temperature (in a dry, moderate climate).
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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2013, 09:38:04 am »

Dude, you're going to need to show some studies if you want to keep claiming that. Otherwise, we're just going to delete your posts. 

The experience of people, including members here supports what I posted. That's a lot better than junk "science".

Rather than deleting my posts, how about you just ban me again?
This time, make it permanent.

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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2013, 10:52:37 am »
The experience of people, including members here supports what I posted. That's a lot better than junk "science".

Rather than deleting my posts, how about you just ban me again?
This time, make it permanent.

Look, I don't care if you find pemmican more convenient than fresh meat.  That's not what this diet is about.  Granted, it's nice to never have to clean a stove, or wash cooked grease off dishes/pots/pans, but convenience is not the point.

Also, if you really have trouble digesting the connective tissue in fat, then there are other ways besides high-heat cooking to address that problem.


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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2013, 11:01:34 am »
Look, I don't care if you find pemmican more convenient than fresh meat.  That's not what this diet is about.  Granted, it's nice to never have to clean a stove, or wash cooked grease off dishes/pots/pans, but convenience is not the point.

Also, if you really have trouble digesting the connective tissue in fat, then there are other ways besides high-heat cooking to address that problem.

Wherever did you get the idea that this was about convenience?

It is about healing, and about what really works for everyone who has ever honestly tried it.
There is a recent post by someone who really needs to do rzc, but you have so intimidated people here that nobody dares mention the obvious answer to her  problem. Pemmican.

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« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2013, 05:53:34 pm »
A lot of people have complained about pemmican having a harmful effect on their health, so it is absurd to pretend that it is healthy. More to the point, if whatever you claim is  actually true,  then you are one of the very, very few people for whom raw fresh meat doesn't work, suggesting that you have some rare condition or whatever.
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